|Rives: Reinventing the encyclopedia game - TED.com|
Prompted by the Encyclopaedia Britannica ending its print publication, performance poet Rives resurrects a game from his childhood. Speaking at the TEDxSummit in Doha, Rives takes us on a charming tour through random (and less random) bits of human knowledge: from Chimborazo, the farthest point from the center of the Earth, to Ham the Astrochimp, the first chimpanzee in outer space.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; entertainment; science; web; wikipedia; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Keren Elazari: Hackers: the Internet's immune system - TED.com|
The beauty of hackers, says cybersecurity expert Keren Elazari, is that they force us to evolve and improve. Yes, some hackers are bad guys, but many are working to fight government corruption and advocate for our rights. By exposing vulnerabilities, they push the Internet to become stronger and healthier, wielding their power to create a better world.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; activism; crime; hack; TED2014; 2014
|Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb - TED.com|
What if every light bulb in the world could also transmit data? At TEDGlobal, Harald Haas demonstrates, for the first time, a device that could do exactly that. By flickering the light from a single LED, a change too quick for the human eye to detect, he can transmit far more data than a cellular tower -- and do it in a way that's more efficient, secure and widespread.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; Internet; invention; technology; 2011
|The interspecies internet? An idea in progress… - TED.com|
Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the internet be expanded to include sentient species like them? A new and developing idea from a panel of four great thinkers -- dolphin researcher Diana Reiss, musician Peter Gabriel, internet of things visionary Neil Gershenfeld and Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; animals; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack - TED.com|
Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. "Do we blindly trust any future government? Because any right we give away, we give away for good."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxBrussels; TED; Talks; Internet; crime; data; politics; technology; 2011
|Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online - TED.com|
By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge? At the TEDSalon in London, Markham Nolan shares the investigative techniques he and his team use to verify information in real-time, to let you know if that Statue of Liberty image has been doctored or if that video leaked from Syria is legitimate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; culture; journalism; TEDSalon London 2012; 2012
|Anant Agarwal: Why massively open online courses (still) matter - TED.com|
2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massively open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter -- as a way to share high-level learning widely and supplement (but perhaps not replace) traditional classrooms. Agarwal shares his vision of blended learning, where teachers create the ideal learning experience for 21st century students.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; education; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B - TED.com|
In the 1970s and 1980s, a generous spirit suffused the internet, whose users were few and far between. But today, the net is ubiquitous, connecting billions of people, machines and essential pieces of infrastructure -- leaving us vulnerable to cyber-attack or meltdown. Internet pioneer Danny Hillis argues that the Internet wasn't designed for this kind of scale, and sounds a clarion call for us to develop a Plan B: a parallel system to fall back on should -- or when -- the Internet crashes.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Andrew Blum: What is the Internet, really? - TED.com|
When a squirrel chewed through a cable and knocked him offline, journalist Andrew Blum started wondering what the Internet was really made of. So he set out to go see it -- the underwater cables, secret switches and other physical bits that make up the net.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; exploration; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet - TED.com|
Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter,” he say, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; journalism; law; TED2014; 2014
|Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the remix - TED.com|
At TEDxNYED, former "young Republican" Larry Lessig talks about what Democrats can learn about copyright from their opposite party, considered more conservative. A surprising lens on remix culture.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; law; music; technology; web; TEDxNYED; 2010
|Tim Berners-Lee: The year open data went worldwide - TED.com|
At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for "raw data now" -- for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web. At TED University in 2010, he shows a few of the interesting results when the data gets linked up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2010; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; statistics; visualizations; web; 2010
|Evgeny Morozov: How the Net aids dictatorships - TED.com|
TED Fellow and journalist Evgeny Morozov punctures what he calls "iPod liberalism" -- the assumption that tech innovation always promotes freedom, democracy -- with chilling examples of ways the Internet helps oppressive regimes stifle dissent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; Internet; government; politics; technology; web; 2009
|Christopher "moot" Poole: The case for anonymity online - TED.com|
The founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet "memes" it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of a mainstream media website. The talk raises questions about the power -- and price -- of anonymity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; activism; collaboration; computers; culture; government; law; meme; web; TED2010; 2010
|Ze Frank's web playroom - TED.com|
On the web, a new "Friend" may be just a click away, but true connection is harder to find and express. Ze Frank presents a medley of zany Internet toys that require deep participation -- and reward it with something more nourishing. You're invited, if you promise you'll share.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; Internet; comedy; gaming; humanity; humor; music; play; technology; web; 2010
|Raghava KK: What’s your 200-year plan? - TED.com|
You might have a 5-year plan, but what about a 200-year plan? Artist Raghava KK has set his eyes on an ultra-long-term horizon; at TEDxSummit, he shows how it helps guide today's choices and tomorrow's goals -- and encourages you to make your own 200-year plan too.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; entertainment; life; social media; storytelling; technology; tedx; web; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code - TED.com|
Coding isn’t just for computer whizzes, says Mitch Resnick of MIT Media Lab -- it’s for everyone. In a fun, demo-filled talk Resnick outlines the benefits of teaching kids to code, so they can do more than just “read” new technologies -- but also create them. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; children; computers; education; parenting; technology; youth; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2012
|Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom - TED.com|
In the fall of 2011 Peter Norvig taught a class with Sebastian Thrun on artificial intelligence at Stanford attended by 175 students in situ -- and over 100,000 via an interactive webcast. He shares what he learned about teaching to a global classroom.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; education; global issues; TED2012; 2012
|Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net - TED.com|
It's been 25 years since the first PC virus (Brain A) hit the net, and what was once an annoyance has become a sophisticated tool for crime and espionage. Computer security expert Mikko Hyppönen tells us how we can stop these new viruses from threatening the internet as we know it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; crime; global issues; technology; virus; 2011
|Jonathan Zittrain: The Web as random acts of kindness - TED.com|
Feeling like the world is becoming less friendly? Social theorist Jonathan Zittrain begs to difffer. The Internet, he suggests, is made up of millions of disinterested acts of kindness, curiosity and trust.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2009; TED; Talks; Internet; culture; law; technology; web; wikipedia; 2009
|Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world's trust -- time to act - TED.com|
Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world's information nee
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; global issues; security; technology; TEDxBrussels; 2013
|Misha Glenny: Hire the hackers! - TED.com|
Despite multibillion-dollar investments in cybersecurity, one of its root problems has been largely ignored: who are the people who write malicious code? Underworld investigator Misha Glenny profiles several convicted coders from around the world and reaches a startling conclusion.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; crime; global issues; technology; 2011
|Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education - TED.com|
Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free -- not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed and, most importantly, absorbed.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; education; global issues; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance — this is just the beginning - TED.com|
Christopher Soghoian sees the landscape of government surveillance shifting beneath our feet, as an industry grows to support monitoring programs. Through private companies, he says, governments are buying technology with the capacity to break into computers, steal documents and monitor activity — without detection. This TED Fellow gives an unsettling look at what's to come.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; government; TED Fellows Retreat 2013; 2013
|Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media - TED.com|
In a funny, rapid-fire 4 minutes, Alexis Ohanian of Reddit tells the real-life fable of one humpback whale's rise to Web stardom. The lesson of Mister Splashy Pants is a shoo-in classic for meme-makers and marketers in the Facebook age.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; animals; business; culture; entertainment; entrepreneur; oceans; web; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters - TED.com|
Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; government; intelligence; journalism; privacy; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Avi Rubin: All your devices can be hacked - TED.com|
Could someone hack your pacemaker? At TEDxMidAtlantic, Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices, and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; TEDxFeatured; computers; hack; security; technology; TEDxMidAtlantic; 2011
|Ryan Merkley: Online video -- annotated, remixed and popped - TED.com|
Videos on the web should work like the web itself: Dynamic, full of links, maps and information that can be edited and updated live, says Mozilla Foundation COO Ryan Merkley. On the TED stage he demos Popcorn Maker, a new web-based tool for easy video remixing. (Watch a remixed TEDTalk using Popcorn Maker — and remix it yourself.)
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; Internet; computers; interface design; online video; software; technology; web; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|David Christian: Big history - TED.com|
Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 minutes. This is "Big History": an enlightening, wide-angle look at complexity, life and humanity, set against our slim share of the cosmic timeline.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; Internet; big bang; cosmos; education; history; humanity; universe; visualizations; 2011
|John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders - TED.com|
John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work -- and even a computer made of people.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; computers; creativity; design; humor; leadership; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
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|Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web - TED.com|
Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 25 years ago. So it’s worth a listen when he warns us: There’s a battle ahead. Eroding net neutrality, filter bubbles and centralizing corporate control all threaten the web’s wide-open spaces. It’s up to users to fight for the right to access and openness. The question is, What kind of Internet do we want?
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; global issues; open-source; web; TED2014; 2014
|Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future - TED.com|
The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous. Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; biology; crime; future; global issues; law; open-source; security; technology; violence; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government - TED.com|
The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub -- so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; collaboration; future; government; law; open-source; politics; social media; software; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration - TED.com|
After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately -- all for free.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxCMU; TED; Talks; Internet; collaboration; computers; language; technology; 2011
|Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers - TED.com|
As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil -- personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it's your right to know what data is being collected about you and how it affects your online life. He unveils a Firefox add-on to do just that.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; business; technology; TED2012; 2012
|William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes - TED.com|
How do you read a two-thousand-year-old manuscript that has been erased, cut up, written on and painted over? With a powerful particle accelerator, of course! Ancient books curator William Noel tells the fascinating story behind the Archimedes palimpsest, a Byzantine prayer book containing previously-unknown original writings from ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and others.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; art; arts; book; history; museums; open-source; TEDxSummit; 2012